A former Dundee student used Facebook to groom a teenager for sex before dumping her when she asked if he had any sexually transmitted diseases.
Ex Abertay engineering student Paolo Jo, 23 – who left the university in 2017 – was placed on the sex offenders register after he admitted having sex with the 15-year-old.
Perth Sheriff Court was told an international investigation led to Facebook producing almost 100 pages of dialogue between the girl and Jo, from Hermitage Drive in Perth.
Fiscal depute John Malpass said: “The accused was 21 at the time, although he said he was 19.
“On July 10 2016 he first contacted her through Facebook Messenger.
“They exchanged messages on a daily basis. The messages escalated from general discussions to sexual content.”
Mr Malpass told the court the girl said she was 15, but Jo continued to message her and asked for pictures of her in the shower.
The girl is understood to have sent such an image using Snapchat.
The court heard he sent images in which he was naked and his face could be seen in the second picture.
Jo later picked the girl up and drove her to his home to “watch a movie” but he immediately stripped off and persuaded the girl to partially strip.
He then had sex with the girl, who cannot be named for legal reasons.
Mr Malpass said: “After approximately 20 minutes, the accused got off the bed and walked over to a video camera he had in the bedroom, and began moving the camera.
“He returned to the bed and they engaged in sexual intercourse again. He then told the complainer to get dressed because they were leaving the house.
“Later the same day they had a conversation on Facebook Messenger.
“She asked the accused if he was suffering any STDs which caused him to become offended and he thereafter stopped messaging her.”
Mr Malpass said the girl discussed what had happened with several friends before becoming so depressed about it that she informed a teacher and police were called in.
Jo admitted having sex with the girl in Perth on July 20 2016.
He also admitted grooming her between July 11-19 2016 and arranging to meet her for sex.
Sentence was deferred for the preparation of reports.